Manufacturing Engineering

As the United States continues to compete in global markets, the need for manufacturing engineers who can design, build, operate, and manage competitive production systems has never been greater.

Excellence in three-dimensional design and production—especially knowledge of quality CAD, CAM, CNC machining, and robotics—remains critical as industries strive to reduce labor costs, increase productivity and profitability, tighten performance standards, and improve quality.

The certificate program educates students in the latest technologies through a hands-on, industry-based curriculum, and contributes to the formation of future leaders in manufacturing engineering.

Program of Study

The certificate requires four courses:

  1. Two core courses:
    • ME-0110 Manufacturing Processes & Materials Technology
    • ME-0130 Digital Control of Dynamic Systems or ME-0134 Robotics
  2. Two elective courses from the following:
    • ME-0102 Statistical Quality Control
    • ME-0113 Computer-Integrated Engineering
    • ME-0114 Theory and Applications of Polymer Materials and Processing
    • ME-0116 Mechanics of Composite and Heterogeneous Materials
    • ME-0130 Digital Control of Dynamic Systems
    • ME-0134 Robotics
    • ME-0144 Micro/Nanofabrication in Practice
    • ME-0146 Micro-Fabrication & Design
    • ME-0177 Finite Element Analysis
    • CEE-0188 Building Informational Modeling

Course numbers/titles are subject to change. Descriptions are available on SIS.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Labs

Certificate students may interact with emerging technologies to design, build and test at the Mechanical Engineering Department's Bray Lab.


Please see the Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition rates.

Certificate Faculty Advisor:

Professor Anil Saigal, 617-627-2549